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But that he wrought so high the specious tale,
As manifested plainly 'twas a lie.
[Lat., Se read more

But that he wrought so high the specious tale,
As manifested plainly 'twas a lie.
[Lat., Se non volea pulir sua scusa tanto,
Che la facesse di menzogna rea.]

by Ludovico Ariosto Found in: Lying Quotes,
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I tell him, if a clergyman, he lies!
If captains the remark, or critics, make,
Why they read more

I tell him, if a clergyman, he lies!
If captains the remark, or critics, make,
Why they lie also--under a mistake.

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We payt a person the complement of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.

We payt a person the complement of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.

by Samuel Butler Found in: Lying Quotes,
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A liar should have a good memory.

A liar should have a good memory.

by Quintilian Found in: Lying Quotes,
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Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death. I can work out a good read more

Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death. I can work out a good character much faster than anyone can lie me out of it.

by Lyman Beecher Found in: Lying Quotes,
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He who tells a lie is not sensible of how great a task he undertakes; for he must be forced read more

He who tells a lie is not sensible of how great a task he undertakes; for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one.

by Alexander Pope Found in: Lying Quotes,
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So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would do well not
to trust himself on the read more

So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would do well not
to trust himself on the narrow edge.
[Lat., Ita enim finitima sunt falsa veris ut in praecipitem locum
non debeat se sapiens committere.]

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Half the truth is often a great lie.

Half the truth is often a great lie.

by Benjamin Franklin Found in: Lying Quotes,
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It takes a wise man to handle a lie. A fool had better remain honest.

It takes a wise man to handle a lie. A fool had better remain honest.

by Norman Douglas Found in: Lying Quotes,
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